Bachelor of Arts Degree
To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must fulfill the following course requirements:
A. Core Courses - 63 hours
Christian Studies - 6 hours
Contemporary World Issues or Social Science - 3 hours
English - 12 hours
Exercise and Sport Science (2 activity courses) - 2 courses
Fine Arts - 3 hours
Foreign Language - 14 hours
in one language
NOTE: The foreign language requirement is 14 semester hours (four semesters or the equivalent) in the same language.
Lab Science - 4 hours
Public Speaking - 3 hours
Quantitative Reasoning - 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry or Natural Sciences - 3 hours
Social Science - 6 hours
two different subject areas outside of major
Chapel - 1 to 4 credits
UMHB 1002: credits determined by admission classification
Fine Arts Experience - 2-8 credits
UMHB 1005: credits determined by admission classification
Freshman Seminar - 1 hour
UMHB 1101: required for first-time freshmen with fewer than 12 semester hours of transfer credit only
World Ideas or Philosophy or Non-US History - 3 hours
B. Complete a major with a minimum of 24 semester hours and a maximum of 38 semester hours
Lower-level courses may be included in these hours, but a minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken in upper-level courses. Some majors require additional support courses outside the major field. Specific requirements are detailed in the major field’s department section. See Degrees section for a listing of available majors.
C. Electives (as necessary) to bring total to - 124 hours
D. Core course requirements, major field requirements, minor field requirements (if applicable), and electives must total a minimum of 124 semester hours.
However, the requirements of some majors/minors may extend the total beyond 124 semester hours.
Teacher Certification: Students wishing to meet Texas Teacher Certification requirements should refer to the Academic Foundation and Professional Education requirements stated in this catalog by the College of Education.